In this chapter, we describe briefly how you can customise the look and feel of the media library. Some catalogues or productions grow contain several 1000s of media files, so it is important to organise the way they are sorted and presented.
Limecraft offers several instruments to handle large collections, including a powerful search engine, categories that act as virtual folders, metadata-based grouping of clips and saved searches or quick views. Categories or collections require your explicit input, as explained in another article.
This article is about automatic grouping of clips, which is very convenient because it uses the metadata provided by the data handler during the ingest process. For example, material can be organised per episode, scene and shot; per subject and interviewee; or otherwise.
Before you begin
Before you can use customised grouping, you need to make sure the data model for the items is properly configured. Also, you will need permissions as a production owner or account administrator to customise the production settings.
Setting up the Grouping Options
To modify how the material fragments are displayed in the library, navigate to the Library section in the production settings. Using the "Add Group Preset", you can add a visualisation option.
Using the overview, you can modify the display order, indicate the default view, as well as modify and delete the visualisation templates.
Effect of the Grouping Options
Upon proper configuration, the visualisation options are available for all your team members using the "VIEW" dropdown menu on top of the library.